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Price reductions at Crocus

by Sarah - June 5th, 2009.
Filed under: Crocus, Price Reductions.

Reduced price on items today at Crocus

palm branch sedge
palm branch sedge was £14.99 now £9.99
Position: full sun or partial shade Soil: moisture-retentive soilRate of growth: average Flowering period: June to JulyFlower colour: golden-brown Other features: bright-green leavesHardiness: fully hardyA beautiful ornamental grass with bright-green leaves and brown flower spikes in mid to late summer. A useful groundcover plant it also looks good planted in a sunny or semi-shade border with large-leaved perennials. Garden care: Cut brittle, dead foliage right down to the ground in late winter, well before new growth appears.

bearded iris
bearded iris was £8.49 now £5.99
Position: full sun or partial shadeSoil: well-drained, moderately fertile soilRate of growth: averageFlowering period: May and JuneHardiness: fully hardyThe sumptuious petals of this bearded iris are deep purple, which look almost black in certain lights. They have a brown beard and appear in early summer on upright stems above the sword-shaped, grey-green leaves. Plant in big swathes for maximum impact, or mix it in smaller clumps in a sunny, well-drained border among other perennials. A tall variety that will need staking if planted in exposed positions.Garden care: Bearded irises prefer full sun and neutral-alkaline soil, but if you have acidic or peaty soils you can top-dress with lime before planting for good results. Plant shallowly with the upper part of the rhizome sitting on the surface of the soil, incorporating a low nitrogen fertiliser in the planting hole. After planting remove the upper-most third of the leaves to protect against wind-rock. In exposed areas stake with bamboo canes in early spring. Divide and replant about every three years.
bottle sedge
bottle sedge was £6.99 now £4.99
Position: full sun or partial shadeSoil: fertile, moist or wet soilRate of growth: averageFlowering period: June to JulyHardiness: fully hardyA native of lake margins, swamps and boggy ditches, this is an easy to grow sedge, which will flourish in damp to wet soil in full sun or part shade. It is one of the taller water sedges and a remarkably robust plant. It produces an attractive flowerspike in mid summer which looks a little like a miniature bottlebrush. The mid green leaves can often have a bluish tinge to them and they are rarely eaten by hungry deer.Garden care: Cut brittle, dead foliage right down to the ground in late winter, before new growth appears.
lily-turf was £6.99 now £4.99
Position: full sun or partial shade Soil: moist, well-drained, neutral to acid soilRate of growth: average to fast Flowering period: August to November Flower colour: whiteOther features: deep-green grassy foliage Hardiness: fully hardySlightly slower growing that its more commonly seen blue form, this plant is definitely worth the wait. The deep green, strap-shaped foliage forms tight, evergreen clumps from which the poker-like white flowerspikes emerge in late summer and autumn. It is a low maintenance plant, which is tolerant of shade and drought, although it will flower better if it gets a little sun. It looks great when planted in big swathes underneath trees, where little else will grow, and is especially good at controlling erosion on steep banks and slopes once it has had a chance to become established. Garden care: In spring you can lift and divide large clumps.
Bowman's Root
Bowman's Root was £12.99 now £9.99
A pretty perennial that bears masses of irregularly star-shaped white flowers from late spring to late summer. In autumn the foliage turns fiery red and the winter seedheads are a bonus too. Ideal for growing as a cut flower.Position: partial shadeSoil: fertile, well-drained soil, neutral to slightly acidic soilRate of growth: averageFlowering period: May to AugustFlower colour: whiteHardiness: fully hardyGarden care: Divide congested plants in spring or autumn. Protect young shoots from slug attack
Siberian bugloss
Siberian bugloss was £8.99 now £6.99
Position: partial shade or full sun if reliably moistSoil: fertile, humus-rich, moist, well-drained soilRate of growth: average to fastFlowering period: March to AprilHardiness: fully hardyA great groundcovering plant for cool spots in the garden. In early spring it sends up sprays of delightfully elegant, pure white flowers. These rise on narrow stems, which grow taller as the heart-shaped, dark green leaves emerge, so they never get smothered. If you are lucky and the plant is thriving, you may get a second flush of flowers in late summer. The foliage forms good clumps throughout the warmer months, which is great for softening the edge of paths, or mixing in with other shade-loving plants such as ferns or hostas. It is more tolerant of sun than the variegated varieties, but only if it is kept cool with reliable moisture. Garden care: Lift and divide the plant every two or three years in late autumn.
tufted hair grass
tufted hair grass was £9.99 now £7.99
The neat, densly tufted evergreen foliage makes this a perfect grass for the wildflower meadow. The dainty silver-tinted, purple spikelets appear like clouds in summer, and are a real feature well into the autumn. These are easy and reliable plants that will tolerate some shade.Position: full sun or partial shadeSoil: dry to moist, neutral to acid soilRate of growth: average to fast-growingFlowering period: June to August Flower colour: bright silvery yellowHardiness: fully hardyGarden care: Remove the faded flower-heads in late winter before new growth appears. In warm areas the plant has a tendency to self-seed freely. Where this is the case remove unwanted seedlings as part of routine border maintenance
bestway-fast-set-12ft-x-36"-round-inflatable-above-ground-swimming-pool-set was £79.99 now £64.99
A really funky, super strong, swimming pool to keep you and your friends cool. Easy assembly for hot summer days and simple to take down for winter storage.What you get?12ft x 36" deep pool (366cm x 91cm)Water Capacity (80%) 6,844 Litres / 1,882 Gallons Includes :1/25HP Filter pumpInstructional set-up dvdRepair patch kitFREE Ground sheetFREE Pool debris coverConstructionExtra strength side walls are made with 3 separate layers of material which provide long lasting strength and durability. The layers are laminated together to give a triple strength, heavy gauge pvc. (There are no sharp edges) Bestway are renowned for the quality of there pools so if you want to price compare (we've checked others and we are the best value) make sure you only buy an Bestway Fast Set pool! beware of cheap poor quality imitationsEasy to take down for winter storage.Convenient drain plug for easy draining. Attaches to a garden hose so that you can drain water away from the pool area.Whats needed?Select a level surface, free from stones and sharp objects. Put down the ground sheet (included), inflate the top ring (with pump not included). The swimming pool rises as you fill it with water.Easy construction no tools needed. (Electric Swimming Pool Filter pump and swimming pool ladder require a screw driver for assembly).Children should be supervised at all times when playing with this equipment.Here are a few pointers regarding the delivery of the swimming pool:Items cannot be left without a signature, so you will need to sign for delivery. We do not offer our gift wrapping or gift message service with swimming poolsIf you can't be there, talk nicely to your neighbour and then when you place your order remember to say 'please leave with neighbour if not in', so we know what to doSo enjoy your pool. But please use water wisely.
Snowdrop anemone
Snowdrop anemone was £5.99 now £4.99
Position: full sun or partial shadeSoil: moist but well drained, humus-rich soil. Likes neutral or alkaline soilsRate of growth: fast Flowering period: April – MayHardiness: fully hardy A lovely little anemone which forms a mound of deeply cut foliage, topped with  nodding white flowers with yellow centres in late spring. The plant gets its common name from the way the flower buds emerge on bent stems, so they hang like snowdrops. Then they straighten up and face outwards as the flowers start to open. The petals catch the breeze, making them look a little like butterflies, and they will grow to form open cup shapes up to 7cm across. They are scented and are good for cutting, but if you leave them on, they will be followed by white woolly seedheads. Find the right spot for them and they will naturalise and spread into large clumps. Garden care: Apply a generous 5-7cm mulch of well-rotted garden compost or manure around the base of the plant in spring. Cut back to just above ground level if they start to look messy and they will quickly rejuvenate. Where necessary lift and divide congested clumps in early spring.